2016 BMW 7 Series Laserlight

BMW will sell only LWB 2016 7 Series in the USA

June 5, 2015

The 2016 BMW 7 Series is just days away from official revealing. On the 10th of this month, the company’s ultimate luxury saloon will enter its sixth generation.

Now a new report from BMW Blog claims that the all-new model will be sold in the U.S. market only in its long-wheelbase version. The names of models of the long-wheelbase version of the company have ‘Li’ suffix in them, and confirmed by the new 7’s teaser video. However, in the U.S. the MY2016 7 Series will carry only ‘i’ suffix which is used for the company’s petrol engine-powered models in the standard wheelbase. Similarly, instead of ‘Ld’, the diesel engine-powered model(s) of the long-wheelbase version should have just the ‘d’ suffix (if and when retailed).

According to the report, the 2016 750i will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 4.3 seconds, faster than even the Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo which can complete the run in 4.6 seconds. One of the noteworthy features of the all-new 7er is its Laserlight headlamps. However, customers opting for the same in the U.S. may have to wait longer. This delay’s familiar to customers who are going in for the top-end of the all-new Audi R8, as the US Department of Transportation hasn’t approved the technology yet for civilian vehicles.

More information about the 2016 BMW 7 Series is available here.

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